Mujeres Poderosas, seven

Eva Bonilla grew up as the daughter of two activist parents who cared very much about the Linwood neighborhood in Fort Worth. Her father, Jesse Sandoval, was president of the neighborhood association until he died. Her mother, Elena, was also an advocate for the families who lived there. Since their deaths, the neighborhood park has been renamed Linwood - Jesse Sandoval Park, and the playground area there named after her mother. Eva carries her parents' legacy forward by continuing to live in and advocate for the neighborhood where she grew up. You can learn more about her and the rest of the women in this project by visiting the Mujeres Poderosas exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History through the end of March.

Eva Bonilla continues to live in and advocate for the neighborhood where she grew up.

Eva Bonilla continues to live in and advocate for the neighborhood where she grew up.

Eva and her husband Bob walk through Linwood - Jesse Sandoval Park periodically to pick up trash.

Eva and her husband Bob walk through Linwood - Jesse Sandoval Park periodically to pick up trash.